Perth – 5 days itinerary

I have started traveling solo again, yaay! And this time to Perth, to explore this capital city in Western Australia. This is my second time here, the first time I was here I explored Perth for a weekend and now it will be for 5 days. Transportation From and to airport Transportation within Perth Day 1 Even though I landed at around …

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One day at Rottnest Island

Rottnest Island is an island offshore from the city of Perth in Western Australia. It is famous for the cute looking quokkas. It is also famous for its pristine shallow waters and bays. How to get to Rottnest Island? There are return ferries run by two providers – Rottnest Express and Captain Cook Cruises. These ferries run from Perth wharf …

From / to Perth Airport

Perth airport is both domestic and international airport in the city of Perth. The airport is the fourth busiest airport in Australia. It is around 18 kilometres from the city centre. The taxi (Ola cabs) from the airport to the city centre costs around AUD 25 and is definitely the quickest way to get to the city. However, there are …

Walk around Swan River (Perth)

One of the must do activities in Perth CBD is to walk along the Swan River. It is a beautiful walk just along the water and is very refreshing. This walk provides spectacular views of the skylines of Perth city. Logistics: Total distance: 12 kilometres (but this can be extended to further or reduced) Total time taken: 2.5 hours Cost: …

Art City Walking Trail (Perth)

I think this was the most amazing walk that I did in Perth. The path of the art city walking trail was provided to me by the Perth Information Centre and I am really glad that I inquired about this walk. The Art City Walking Trail takes one through the public artworks that are displayed across the Perth CBD and …

Getting around in Perth

Perth has three modes of transport within the city. Trains Buses Ferries Perth Railway Station is the largest station on TransPerth network. The recent and up-to-date information on public transport in Perth can be found on TransPerth website. A stand alone one time ticket can be purchased at any of the train stations. SmartRider is the transportation card that can be …

Wave Rock Tour

Wave Rock is a natural rock formation in Western Australia that is shaped like an ocean wave. It is made of granite and the rock is around 15 metres high and 110 metres long. It is one of the things to do while traveling in Perth. There are several tour agencies that run day tours from Perth. The day tour …

From/to Sydney Airport

One of the most common questions I get asked when fellow travellers travel to Sydney is the mode of transport from the airport to the city. So, I decided to write a post about it. Sydney has two airports – one for domestic and the other for international flights. The airports are around 7 kilometres from Central. Taxis are the …

Look at that Moon!

‘Oh my God!’, ‘What is that?’, ‘Is that really the moon?’, ‘Is it real?’, ‘You got to be kidding me!’ were some of the thoughts my friends and I had when we saw a half round shaped ‘something’ at the end of the horizon. And yes, we did quickly realise it was the spectacular moon. The sight was absolutely breathtaking, …

Whale Watching 2019 (Take 2)

Before going further into my story – let me tell you, this trip did not happen. I did not go on this tour because it was cancelled. The weather in Sydney has been bad with strong winds so this trip did not happen. One of the things that I wanted to do before leaving Sydney was to go watch the …

Spotting a vulture

It is during an unfortunate situation that you spot a vulture. There were so many road kills on my recent road trip, between Adelaide and Coober Pedy. Many wallabies and wildlife killed on the highways. There were dead carcasses on either sides of the roads and these served as a great food source for the vultures. The vultures fed on those …

Road trip to Coober Pedy

The first travel I planned as part of my career break is to a place called Coober Pedy (Opal capital of the World) in South Australia state of Australia. It is about 840 kilometres from South Australia’s capital city Adelaide. Coober Pedy is famous for opal mining industry and is one of the unique places in Australia. It is basically …

Adelong Gold Mill Ruins

The Adelong Gold Mill Ruins is a heritage listed site in New South Wales (NSW). It is in the Tumut region and is one of the must visits while visiting the Snowy Mountains. Adelong provides a great significance in the history of Gold Rush period. It is believed that gold can be found even now in the creeks. One can …

Warrumbungle National Park

Warrumbungle National Park is located near Coonabarabran in New South Wales (NSW). It is the darkest region in NSW and has Dark Sky Park, which is perfect for the star gazers and astro-photographers. It is well known for bush walking too. The national park is famous for its mountain ranges that is said to be created about million years ago …

La Perouse to Maroubra walking track

Extension of Henry’s Head and Cape Banks walks is to walk till the Maroubra beach. It is a good long coastal walk and offers good views of the coastline. It is also a good walk to spot some whales. A easy good walk on a chilled out warm weekend is what this walk is about. Logistics: Starting point: Anzac Parade …

Henry Head & Cape Banks Walk

A spectacular coastal walk in the suburb of La Perouse in Sydney is the Henry’s Head and the Cape Banks Walks. La Perouse is around 14 kilometres from Sydney CBD. The Cape Banks walk is an extension to the Henry’s Head walk. The walk is an easy walk offering great views of the ocean and is a good spot for …

Sugar Pine Walk

Sugar Pine Walk, in Bago State Forest, is a spectacular walk. The forest is in Laurel Hill, between Tumbarumba and Batlow. Laurel Hill is a village in the southern part of New South Wales (NSW) and is a magical must visit place. And this village is about 480 kilometres from Sydney. The trees in the forest are huge and provide a …

Monte Carlo Apartments

One of the best properties I have stayed in was at Monte Carlo Apartments in Gold Coast. If you love partying and staying in the middle of an action, then this place is definitely for you. The property is at Surfers Paradise and in just one of the apartment buildings with a view of the beach. It is so conveniently …

Darling Harbour to Wynyard station

Sydney is one place where you can create your own walking path. You can walk between the buildings in the city and feel amazed by the beautiful concrete buildings. As I was bored of walking the same path, I decided to walk in the city from Darling Harbour to Wynyard via many other Sydney CBD landmarks. Logistics Total distance: 3.9 …